It’s more fun to bike in the Philippines and they get to enjoy the streets car-free at BGC Cycle Philippines on November 21-22, 2015. BGC Cycle Philippines is back on its third year and it gives bikers of all ages to promote the cycling lifestyle in the country.
BGC Cycle Philippines
About 2,000 Filipino cyclists will gear up once again for two days of thrilling action as Sunrise Events, Inc. in partnership with Cycle Asia and Bonifacio Global City begins the third edition of BGC Cycle Philippines. BGC Cycle Asia Philippines is happening on November 20-22, 2015 at Bonifacio Global City, is part of Cycle Asia, a network of premier cycling events across the region that offers participants the rare opportunity to ride on safe closed public roads in major Asian Cities.
“We at Sunrise Events, Inc. are very proud to be staging the BGC Cycle Asia Philippines for the third time this year. It’s another one of the world-class sports event that we have in our yearly calendar and I am as usual glad to welcome back Spectrum Worldwide and BGC as our major partners for this event. Cycling as a sport and fitness activity has been growing tremendously in the country and we at Sunrise Events look forward to bringing a fun and awesome safe ride along the roads of Metro Manila to the cyclists, young and old alike,” said Mr. Fred Uytengsu, CEO of organizer Sunrise Events.
I am delighted to be back in Manila for the third Edition of BGC Cycle Asia Philippines and excited to see the ongoing success of the fantastic event which would not be possible without the tremendous support of BGC and Sunrise Events. We are delighted to have two Ctcle Asia events in Manila and I always love the opportunity to participate with confidence that all the operational and safety aspects have been well taken care off, said Chris Robb, Spectrum Worldwide CEO.
The event will cater to cyclists of all ages and abilities with the Tricycle Ride, The Kids Ride, The Community Ride (20Km), The Challenge Ride (40Km) and the much awaited ride with Robbie (40km) categories. The ride with Robbie category will allow Filipino riders the chance to ride with the former yellow jersey wearer and three-time Tour de France Green Jersey Sprinters’ Classification winner, Australian Robbie McEwen, who will be here to join the event for the third straight time.
“I’m both proud and excited to take part in the 2015 BGC CycleAsia Philippines. It’s my 3rd visit to the Philippines for the event and I’m looking forward to riding with everyone again on closed roads around BGC & Manila. Most of all, I’m looking forward to the excitement of the kid’s rides. It’s always a highlight to see the kids excited & happy faces as they enjoy riding while being cheered on by their families. It’s going to be a fantastic weekend not to be missed, said Rob McEwen, Official Cycle Asia Ambassador.
Prior to the ride events, the entire family will also be kept entertained with a wide range of fun activities in the cycling and Lifestyle Expo at Ascott Bonifacio Global City Manila, the official residence of BGC Cycle Philippines in 2015. The fun cycling actions will start in the morning of Saturday, November 21, 2015 via the kiddie ride categories starting with the 30 minutes Junior Challenge ride and followed by the Kid’s Ride and Tricycle Ride categories. This day would be a truly fun bonding experience for the kids and their families. On Sunday, November 22, will be the Adult Ride categories. The event will kick off with the Ride with Robbie with former Australian former PRO cyclist Robbie McEwen and to be followed by the 40km Challenge Ride and the 20km Community and Foldies Community Ride.
“The participation in Cycle Philippines through the years have shown us that cycling is here to stay and that it is going beyond being a hobby and a sport where people are more and more using it as aan alternative modes of transportation to get around the metro. This insight pushed us to implement more bike racks around the city. Furthermore, it also inspired us to experiment with a bike sharing program which will be launched in the future, said Mr. Manuel Blas II, Head of Commercial Operations for Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation.
Aside from the cycling action in BGC CycleAsia Philippines , Bonifacio Global City will offer a wide range of activities for tourists to take advantage of during their stay. The district is well known for its open-air lifestyle retail and dining concept and public art program, as well as a world class science museum and parks. With Bonifacio Global City as Title Sponsor and the valuable support of Taguig City, BGC Cycle Philippines has attracted a number of additional sponsors: Gatorade (Hydration Partner). 2Go Express (Official Courier and Logistic Partner), Ascott Bonifacio Global City(Official Residence) and others including Subaru, Rudy Project, Scott Bikes, Rocktape, Regent, Garmin, Pioneer Insurance, Herbalife, Storybook.PH, Skippy’s Bar and Grill and Purefoods Sexy Chix. Philippine Star and ABS-CBN Sports ” Action are the event’s media partner with Goya and Cethaphil as marketing partner.